Dr. Clifford's 7th-grade French class discussed the background of the King Cake. Students watched a movie in French about the history of this tradition and then enjoyed a slice of homemade King Cake. Délicieux! The King Cake tradition is thought to have been brought to New Orleans from France in 1870. French is the official language, or one of the official languages, of 33 countries (rosettastone.com). Sacred Heart Schools, which originated in France in 1800, enjoy traditions that celebrate the school's French heritage.